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Welcome to the New Georgia Encyclopedia blog. In this space we plan to make connections between our lives today and the multitude of interesting stories from Georgia's history; to feature content related to certain Georgia Performance Standards for eighth-grade Georgia Studies students; and to highlight the interesting work of others who are involved in Georgia's history and culture. We hope the blog helps you discover more about our state. 

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Harriet Powers (1837-1910)

Harriet Powers is one of the best-known southern African American quilt makers, even though only two of her quilts, both of which she made after t

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Eugene Bullard (1895-1961)

Eugene Bullard was the world's first black combat aviator, flying in French squadrons during World War I (1917-18).

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Annie L. McPheeters (1908-1994)

Annie L. McPheeters was one of the first African American professional librarians in the Atlanta Public Library and an influential proponent of African American culture and history.

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Black Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement
Georgia has been home to a number of major figures who participated throughout the twentieth century in the struggle for civil rights. ...

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Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries